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WHAT authors are saying about #WOTR17!! Find out more at www.writersontheriver.weebly.com. Sponsor! Sign up on interest form! #WOTR18 July 21st!! Peoria, IL #thistlefarms #thecenterforpreventionofabuse

Valerie A Twombly

This is the best event I've ever attended. The care in planning that goes into WOTR is evident. I love how you communicate with the authors from sign up to the day of. Especially on how many tickets have been sold to the event.

Chelsea Camaron

WOTR is a well organized, active event. Everything ran smoothly and all the staff were continually checking on authors and providing for our needs as well as readers needs. The energy of the WOTR staff is infectious making it for a fun time for everyone.

Alison Bliss

I was so impressed with how well-organized this event was. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful. No question I had went unanswered. This was my first year at WOTR, but it won't be my last! Already looking forward to WOTR18!

Jolanthe Aleksander

So jam pack full of awesome readers and authors, I didn't have time to leave my table and shop! So excited to see how much this event has grown. I can hardly wait for next year's event.

Miranda Lynn

This by far has been the best event I have had in my career. Well organized, great turnout, amazing sales. I will most definitely be back next year

Jenna Jacob

WOTR is without a doubt one of my favorite events. It’s a thrill to meet so many new amazing readers and authors, and have the opportunity to catch up with those who’ve already touched my life. Angie, Anya, Jillian, Melinda, and the entire staff pour their blood, sweat, and tears into this fun-filled gathering, and it shows. I will definitely keep coming back…as long as they’ll let me!

Heather D'Agostino

I had a great time. I thought it was well planned, and ran flawlessly. The event space was big enough, table layout worked, and was promoted effectively. Will def be back in the future.

Jennifer Laslie

This event was spectacular! The volunteers were attentive. The flow of readers seemed to never stop. All of the authors I spoke with were pleasant (yay for no drama!). Then there was the after party. The DJ played a great selection of music. I had fun drinking, dancing, and getting photo booth pics!

 
 
Saturday, July 8th, the not-for-profit organization, Healing With Words coordinated an author book signing and sale at the Par-A-Dice Hotel. The event, Writers On The River (WOTR) raised over $7,500 for two charities—Thistle Farms out of Nashville, TN and The Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria, IL. Event attendees and authors were also asked to donate household items for The Center for Prevention of Abuse. WOTR is estimating a value of $500 in goods donated to the Peoria, IL facility.

Writers On The River is an author signing and book sale, featuring over 70+ romance authors at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd in East Peoria. This event is hosted by Healing With Words and will return on July 21st, 2018.

www.writersontheriver.weebly.com 

Healing With Words is a not for profit established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. We feel the best way to spread love is to share the love of reading. Through the written word, persons can find an escape and a form of entertainment. Our mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences. Healing With Words was established by: Angie Stanton, Melinda Huff-Bones, Jillian Jacobs, and Anya Breton.

 

 

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